Category: Rick Hahn

The White Sox Outdated Philosophy

The White Sox Outdated Philosophy
By the end of last night, I was pretty done with the whole Machado situation. I had run through the stages of grief that being a White Sox fan necessitates. I had reached acceptance. Then, before retiring for the evening I saw a tweet from Bruce Levine that told us a great deal. Not so... Read more »

Kaufmann Goes 0 for 2

Kaufmann Goes 0 for 2
Last year, the White Sox invited a bunch of bloggers to a phone conference with Rick Hahn and Buddy Bell. I was a bit star struck by it all. Mostly because Buddy Bell was the poster every kid had where and when I grew up. I pretty much spent the entire call biting my lip,... Read more »

The Chicago Cuckoos!

The Chicago Cuckoos!
You may or may not be familiar with the cuckoo bird. It is a species of bird that looks for empty nests of other bird species and lays its eggs in the unoccupied nest. Bascially, the other species does all the work of building the nest and the cuckoo swoops in and uses it for... Read more »
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The White Sox Passive-Aggressive Bullsh*!

The White Sox Passive-Aggressive Bullsh*!
I am firmly ensconced in middle age. At this point I’ve held a number of jobs, some good, some bad.  I’ve worked for good people, flakes and bullies. But none of those boss-types drove me to distraction as much as the passive-aggressive boss. You may be working for them right now. The person who ends... Read more »

The End Of the Season As Far As the White Sox Are Concerned

The End Of the Season As Far As the White Sox Are Concerned
Oh, hey there!  How’ve you been? Me? Good, good.  Not spending much time on the White Sox these days, I must say.  I mean considering that since Rick Hahn made his proclamation on July 21 about being “mired in mediocrity” and then proceeded to do nothing, I don’t see the point. I don’t know about... Read more »

Is Rick Hahn Good At His Job?

Is Rick Hahn Good At His Job?
When Hahn was hired/promoted to the White Sox general manager position in the fall of 2012 it was greeted with wide praise.  Much had been reported about Hahn’s behind the scenes work in contract negotiations and how he was on the short list of potential GMs around the league.  As we round into the fourth... Read more »
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White Sox Making Moves But Do They Matter?

White Sox Making Moves But Do They Matter?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The White Sox have acquired an aging, probably past his prime player, who, if the stars align and lightning is caught, could help the White Sox push into the playoffs, or dare we hope, further.  Describing the acquisition of Justin Morneau, Steve Stone even used the words... Read more »

Todd Frazier? Could This Mean... (The White Sox Cycle: The False Hope)

Todd Frazier? Could This Mean... (The White Sox Cycle: The False Hope)
Well this is a bigger deal.  Bringing in Todd Frazier is the type of move that gets the media buzzing a little more, talking a little more about the White Sox.  It is also the type of move that hasn’t really panned out for the White Sox in recent years, see Dunn, Adam; LaRoche, Adam;... Read more »

Rearranging Deck Chairs And Pissing Off The Captain

Rearranging Deck Chairs And Pissing Off The Captain
Navarro: 2014: 12 HR .274/.317/.395 OPS+ 101 2.4 WAR 2015: 5 HR  .246/.307/.374  OPS +88  .7 WAR Avila:  2014 11HR .218/.327/.359 OPS+94 1.5 WAR 2015 4HR .191/.331/.287 OPS+ 77   -.1 WAR Flowers: 2014 15 HR .241/.297/.396 OPS+97  2.3 WAR 2015: 9 HR .239/.295/.356 OPS+ 82  .8 WAR Soto: 2014 1 HR .250/.302/.363  OPS+ 88... Read more »
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The White Sox Plan? No Plan!

The White Sox Plan? No Plan!
So, let me get this straight: The baseball season ended on November 1. The White Sox season ended October 4. Yet, according to Kenny Williams the White Sox have no plan for the off season.  Well that isn’t quite right, they have three potential scenarios, A, B, and C.  Or maybe not, because in the... Read more »